Robert ‘Bob’ V. Hirschberg

A Celebration of Life for Robert ‘Bob’ V. Hirschberg, 86, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2012, at Clinton Parkway Assembly of God 360 Church, with the Rev. Rick Burwick officiating.

Mr. Hirschberg died Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hosptial.

He was born Dec. 22, 1925, in Topeka, the son of Albert and Mary Opal Wooten Hirschberg. He graduated from Topeka High School and later attended Central Bible College in Springfield, Mo.

Mr. Hirschberg worked as an engine foreman for Santa Fe Railway, and retired in 1987 after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, the United Transportation Union, and DCARSP. He attended Clinton Parkway 360 Church, and enjoyed traveling, reading, and photography.

He married Aleta M. Jones on Feb. 23, 1950, in Lawrence. She survives of the home. Other survivors include a sister, Jo Anne Pearson, Gold River, Calif., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Don and Leonard, and a sister, Erma Gering.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Bible Society, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044